Silicon Prairie News

3768_5e06a9527d_small March 10, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Austin Just in time for South by Southwest Interactive, we've loaded up our bags with a fresh shipment of Silicon Prairie News swag. We have hundreds of SPN T-shirts and packs of SPN and Big Omaha 2012. We'll be carrying around stickers with us, but for one of our trendy tees, you'll need make a stop by our Silicon Prairie Cereal Bar on Sunday. So if you're in Austin, look for our crew around town and hit them up … read more

March 10, 2012 by Dusty Davidson

Every day I comb through my Google Reader reading sites like Hacker News and others, and star articles that are especially interesting about startups, entrepreneurship and miscellany. read more

3767_2e4d933227_small March 9, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines We're very excited to welcome our latest sponsor to Silicon Prairie News, the Start-Up Launchpad from Des Moines-based law firm Davis Brown. Davis Brown is one of Iowa's largest law practices and a tremendous supporter … read more

3760_618c23dd67_small March 9, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Austin As South by Southwest Interactive kicks off today, predictions for the influential event are coming to a close. What app will break out? What startup will be the one to meet? What panel will prove to be most interesting? Though these predictions are on the minds of major tech blogs, we're taking a different look into the crystal ball, focusing on the Silicon Prairie startups in Austin. One will be a part of the accelerator, another has a chance to grab an award and … read more

March 9, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 94th Opportunities on the Prairie today from all over the region. If you have an opportunity to add, please register your positions using our Job Board … read more

3758_050d39a900_small March 9, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Fridays, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage … read more

3764_5bf6043f98_small March 8, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines The doodle cloud team appears determined to not to let its momentum fizzle following a first-place finish over the weekend at Startup Weekend Des Moines. In fact, the gang's gone as far as offering hot air balloon rides to help its idea become a reality … but more on that in a moment. doodle cloud, an iOs app that lets users (usually children) photograph clouds, decorate those photos and share them with … read more

3762_2fb14d3b5d_small March 8, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City A contest to pick the name of a new Kansas City conference on innovation and entrepreneurship has ended. The organizations behind it, Think Big Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, announced today it will be called IgniteKC. The new conference is a combination of two other events – the Chamber's Innovation Conference and Think Big's Think Big Kansas City – and will be held on June 20 at H&R Block's corporate … read more

The polls are open!

Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.